New Cleveland art space aims to connect visual culture, build on history and cultivate relationships
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1M ago
The SHED Projects experiment SHED Projects is located on a historic property at 3731 Pearl Road in Cleveland. Photo / Lou Muenz By Ed Carroll Though it shares part of its name with a common feature of many backyards, SHED Projects is anything but a typical art space. The gallery, located at 3731 Pearl Road in Cleveland, wears many hats – some uncommon for an art space. In addition to indoor and outdoor viewing spaces, the building is both a historic landmark and the home of SHED Projects co-founders Gabrielle Banzhaf, executive director and curator, and Jon Gott, her partner and SHED Projects ..read more
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As funding and opportunity challenges persist, creatives are putting inclusivity and fun at the core of planning a new local arts event
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by CanvasCLE
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At the May 5 Quest for the Fest planning meeting, attendees perform a SWOT analysis identify to strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to past arts events in Cleveland. Canvas Photos / Amanda Koehn By Amanda Koehn Local artists and advocates who have been meeting over the last few months to develop a Northeast Ohio arts/creative event don’t know exactly what their eventual festival looks like yet, but they know it will reclaim arts programming to be envisioned and led by creatives themselves. While details like the event’s theme, expected timeline and locations are still to be determ ..read more
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FRONT cancels 2025 arts triennial, to permanently wind down operations
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by CanvasCLE
5M ago
FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art opened its 2022 event with a press conference at the Cleveland Museum of Art on July 14, 2022, which will be the last iteration. | Photo / Amanda Koehn By Amanda Koehn FRONT International has canceled its 2025 Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art and plans to wind down operations permanently, according to a statement posted to its website Feb. 9. According to the website, “a realistic analysis of the support FRONT 2025 can gain from local, regional and national funders has led the FRONT board to conclude that it is impossible to ..read more
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DeWine announces $20M in grants for arts organizations
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by CanvasCLE
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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik announced July 7 that the state will award more than $20 million in grants to support 104 arts-based organizations in 33 counties. The grants are part of the second round of the Ohio Arts Economic Relief Grant Program. The first round, announced May 12, granted $23.3 million to 139 organizations across the state. In total, more than $43 million in grants have been announced for 243 arts organizations. “Ohio artists and arts organizations make our state an attractive place to live, work ..read more
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Galleries share ideas for gifts that support Northeast Ohio artists and shops
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by CanvasCLE
5M ago
By Courtney Byrnes The holiday season is a time for friends and families to come together, often to enjoy a nice meal and exchange gifts. As you search for the perfect gift for the special people in your life, consider embracing the season of giving further by looking to support local artists and small businesses. After all, handcrafted gifts are often the best types of presents to receive, and where better to look than a local gallery or bookstore? Canvas asked some local galleries and shops about their best gift ideas, and here’s what they recommend for the 2022 holiday season. Heights Arts ..read more
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Local artist Maxmillian Peralta commissioned for LeBron James portrait, magazine cover
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by CanvasCLE
5M ago
By Amanda Koehn Maxmillian Peralta’s signature posed portraits, often inspired by fashion and the idea of personal presentation, met a fitting opportunity when he was asked to paint NBA king LeBron James. The 2021 Cleveland Institute of Art graduate and resident of Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood was commissioned to paint a portrait of James by his SpringHill Company for its inaugural magazine focused on art. After finishing the painting last year, the magazine was released by the entertainment and production company last month.  “I really felt like I had a lot of control of what I wante ..read more
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